Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Challenge Update

Firstly, my sincere apologies that things have gradually ground to a halt here, in amongst other things, moving house has been a difficult time, sometimes your own life takes over and you have to have time out for it.  I will not bore you with all the finer details of these last few months as all is mostly done and dusted now.

I do need to announce the challenge winners though.  So here are the winners from the Emboss It challenge.

Top prize of £10 to spend on The Stamp Man website goes to:

Keren, please contact me (Jill) at thestampman@btconnect.com to claim your prize of £10 to spend on our website www.thestampman.co.uk

The runners up are:

45 Asia
64 Birgit
82 Caro
105 Chris

Our December challenge, In The Bleak Mid Winter was sadly the last of our challenges.  We are stopping both the challenges here and the ATC Swaps too.  We may have the odd challenge here and there but no regular monthly challenges.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the challenges over the past few years, a lot of hard work has been put into the projects and organising the challenges.  I will NEVER be able to find the right words to truly express how grateful I am to everyone who is or has ever been in our design team, they have all been truly AWESOME, they have so much talent and it has been wonderful to be able to work with you and share it with everyone.

An additional thank you to Janet Clarke for running the ATC swaps, and to those that participated in them.  You did a grand job Janet!!

It is sad that these have come to an end but it's time for a change.

So the winners of the December challenge are...

Top prize of £10 to spend on The Stamp Man website goes to:

The runners up are:

16 Darlene Pavlick
27 Buttons
31 Cazzy
36 Scappellen

Jacky, please contact me (Jill) at thestampman@btconnect.com to claim your prize of £10 to spend on our website www.thestampman.co.uk

Well done to all the winners, please take your blinkies from the sidebar.

As usual it was really hard to pick the winners but I couldn't leave it any longer before making the decisions!

We are looking forward to getting new products that have been released at the trade show CHA in America, I love this time of year for that but not liking the snow we have at the moment, it does look lovely outside but not sure what is worse, rain or snow!  It rained here for most of December and apart from a couple of dry days last week I hear we'll have snow for the next few weeks.  Some new goodies will cheer us all up I am sure :)

Thanks again everyone, and thank you for visiting

Jill x


  1. Sorry to hear you have had such a difficult time. Here's hoping 2013 is a far better year for you Jill. It's a shame you are no longer running your challenges but you have to do what is right for you. Thank you for picking my card as one of your top 5 for December. There were so many fabulous entries so this is such an honour. Well done to Jacky and my fellow runners up. Hugs, Buttons x

  2. Hi Jill, sorry to hear that the challenges will no longer be running, but as you say, Life comes first.
    Here's hoping that 2013 will be a good year for you.
    Avril x

  3. So sorry to hear this I have loved taking part in the challenges and will continue to stop by for inspiration! hope that things settle down for you soon hugs trace x

  4. Me again!! Forgot to say a huge well done to Keren and the runners up from the embossing challenge too. Hugs, Jenny x

  5. Thank you so much for including me in the top picks :). I am really sorry to hear the sad news. As you know I have always loved your challenges and I will surely miss them lots. Thank you for all the inspiration and fabulous prizes you have shared with us and good luck with the house and everything! xx

  6. Sorry to read about the difficult time Jill, I hope things are resolved and that you can now move on more positively. It was a pleasure working with you on the design team, I know your challenges will be missed, but good luck with the shop and looking forward to seeing the new products coming out.
    Take care of yourself.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  7. Congrats to all the winners in both challenges... Sorry to hear you won't be challenging us quite so regularly, but so grateful for all the past fun, and wishing you well in your change of direction!
    Alison x

  8. OMG - Thank you so much - I am struck dumb. I am so sorry to hear of the demise of the monthly challenge but can only imagine the work involved in running it. Congratulations to all who took the time to enter - it has been brilliant looking at all the entries and how everyone interprets the challenge. Jacky xxx

  9. Congratulations to the winners. Shame about the challenges but thanks for all the inspiration.

  10. Congrats to the winners. So sorry to hear the challenges are coming to an end,I have enjoyed taking part and will miss them, but good luck with whatever direction the stamp man takes in the future x


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